RATINGS: 1041   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2004 = 9.3% ABV
2005 = 8.9% ABV
2006 = 9.1% ABV
2007 = 9.3% ABV
2008 = 10.03% ABV
2010 = 9.73% ABV
2011 = 10.01% ABV
2013 = 10.2% ABV
2014 = 9.5% ABV
The Kaiser once said, "Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world." If the Kaiser and his significant other had tipped this bottle, we’d all be "sprechenden Deutsch!" We took all that is good in a traditional Oktoberfest - gorgeous, deep copper sheen, massive malty backbone and spicy, floral, pungent noble hops - then intensified each into this, an Imperial Oktoberfest.

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3.6
GTAEgeek (3761) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2019
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2019 12 oz. can. Pours a slightly murky, orange color, with a small, bubbly, beige head. The nose is apple, cardamom, earth, bread dough, and sage. Sweet and malty, with a sharp bitterness. Medium to heavy body, with a syrupy, lightly drying mouthfeel. This is a big and yeasty lager.

3.4
Jabah (2196) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2019 ABV= 10%: My first Imperial Oktoberfest. I like Marzens, but this is too sweet for me. I guess it has to be this way to get the strength, but looks like I prefer something 5-7% in this style. Appearance is nice, murky darker orange to medium brown. Caramel flavors with maybe some light fruit to get this extra fermentation and sweetness. I would pass on this though for the price. For this strength, I like a barelywine, DIPA, or Strong Ale over this style.

4.4
dlihcsnatas (983) - Temple, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2019 Not sure why this was not on the shelves in October but that's our stupid distributors here. Thick malty dark gold brew that has lots of malt flavor with some hints of alcohol and spice. Really good brew that I would have loved to had back in October. Maybe next year they will pull their heads out and get it when it is suppose to be drank.

3.9
Foxbush (2590) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2018
12 oz can from Total Wine and More in Short Pump, VA Now this is the Octoberfest beer that I can get into. The beer poured a clear amber color with an off-white head and lacing. The aroma of caramel malts and bread greet you. A welcoming aroma and appearance. The beer has a nice full body with soft carbonation. The taste is more typical Marzan style yet muted. You also detect some sherry like flavors that help make this a go-to beer for celebrating Octoberfest.

3.3
brownaler (897) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2018
Nutty malt profile with a bit of chocolate in the aftertaste. Finish is creamy with some spices.

3.2
willisread (6062) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2018
Can from Craft Brewed. Pours a clear golden copper color with a finger of foam that dissipates after a short linger. Alcohol aromas with caramel malt and toffee with some faint herbal hops in the background. Sweet on the palate with caramel and vanilla notes dominating. Boozy with a lingering alcohol burn and toasted caramel toffee malt.

4.6
beerwarbler (60) - - SEP 20, 2018
We had booth at the Butterfield taproom in September 2018 it was very nice but did not taste like a traditional Oktoberfest ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
MetalNHopHead (2792) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 11, 2018
I was ready to dismiss Avery's Imperial Oktoberfest label as part of the often-gimmicky take-a-basic-style-and-make-it-bigger school of thought, but The Kaiser truly does look taste like extra strong Festbier. This brew pours a darkened copper shade that's nearly brown. Sweet malty nose. Heavy caramel taste and a hint of butterscotch. I do wish there was a bit more noble hop character in the finish - the hops sort of get clobbered by sweetness from the malt and alcohol. Still, this is a wonderful malt bomb to help mellow out the spiciness of some homemade currywurst.

3.2
Jerm719 (240) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2018
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2018 Sweet caramel malts. Mild earthy hops. Some nuttiness, spice, mild alcohol. Nice balance.

3.4
Pinball (13116) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2018
bottle batch 13 2016 9.5%alc. clear dark red-orange,orange head. crazy color. nice flowery dough aroma with warnings of a high alc. content, but not direct alcohol aroma, also some sweetness. flavor is sweet malty, dough, faint flowery, very full bodied, fainter notes of fruity candy, warming sensation. really good flavor, not so often a lager this strength is drinkable, flavor almost lends to barley wine. aftertaste hints of the high alc percentage where the alc and the hops match up to create a bitter very slightly herbal sensation.


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